Cleveland, OH,
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December
2021
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Still Need to Get Your Booster or Flu Shot? MetroHealth to Host Free Clinic in Maple Heights

The MetroHealth System will run a free COVID booster and flu vaccination clinic in Maple Heights for the next three Thursdays.

The vaccination clinic will operate Dec. 9, 16 and 23 from 9 a.m. until 4:50 p.m. at 5398 Northfield Road in Maple Heights, 44137. There is ample free parking and the clinic is on the 40, 41 and 90F bus lines.

The clinic is open to anyone 18 years or older. Registration is strongly encouraged but walk-ins will be accepted.

With a rise in COVID-19 infections and the onset of flu season, COVID vaccinations and boosters, as well as flu vaccinations, are urged for everyone who is eligible. The CDC’s guidance encourages COVID boosters for everyone 18 and older.

“We are pleased to offer COVID boosters and flu shots to thousands of people,” said Akram Boutros, MD, FACHE, President and CEO of The MetroHealth System. “MetroHealth opened this clinic in Maple Heights because we saw an urgent need in the surrounding neighborhoods and zip codes. Our mission is to expand access to health care, and this effort does just that.”

To schedule an appointment, go to https://www.metrohealth.org/covid-19/covid-vaccine or call 216-778-6100.

The Dec. 16 clinic will offer the Pfizer vaccine while the Dec. 9 and 23 clinics will offer the Moderna vaccine. People can get either vaccine, regardless of what their initial dose was.

About The MetroHealth System

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.

The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.

Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.

As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.

Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.

The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.

For more information, visit metrohealth.org.